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Pat McCarthy appeared headed to victory in the auditor’s contest, with 54 percent of the vote Tuesday. McCarthy, a Democrat, is ending her second term as Pierce County executive. Miloscia, a Democrat-turned-Republican, is a state senator from Federal Way.

Both ran on restoring confidence in the auditor’s office.

One-term auditor Troy Kelley, a Democrat, did not seek re-election after he was charged by federal prosecutors with theft and more in connection with a real-estate records business he owned. Jurors acquitted Kelley of one charge and couldn’t agree on 14 other counts against him.

Check our live updates for the latest election coverage and reaction, and see our results page for complete election returns.

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